COMO, Italy (BRAIN) — Michelin and Northwave have worked together to create a new sole for Northwave mountain bike shoes, borrowing technology from Michelin's radial tires.
IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Lebowsk-e, a 2015 model-year fat bike sporting a Bosch motor first peeked at OutDoor Demo last year, is guaranteed to grab dealers’ attention at Eurobike and Interbike 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Silca has released a new locking Presta-valve pump head. The U.S.-made chuck will retail for $110 and was inspired by the Japanese-made chucks used by some pro mechanics.
FT. COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Niner Bikes is bringing its Carbon Compaction System, first introduced on its new cyclocross race bike earlier this spring, to its RIP 9 RDO trail bike.
OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — Salsa Cycles is beefing up its fat-bike lineup and upscaling its 29er offerings with new carbon iterations of its Spearfish and Horsethief models unveiled this week at Quality Bicycle Products' annual SaddleDrive dealer event at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool's new DW-2 is a wrench to adjust the clutch on Shimano Shadow Plus rear derailleurs, including recent XT, SLX, Deore, Saint and Zee models.
RICHMOND, Vt. (BRAIN) — Professional cyclist Ted King has teamed up with Slopeside Syrup to launch UnTapped, pure organic Vermont maple syrup in portable energy packs, on crowdfunding website Indiegogo.
WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Dorel Industries' GT Bicycle is recalling a total of 154 GT Fury bikes in the U.S. and Canada because the hubs can break, causing the disc brakes to fail.
VICENZA, Italy (BRAIN) — Campagnolo is updating its Shamal and Bora wheel lines, each of which have been in the company's lineup since 1994.
GOLDEN, Colo. (BRAIN) — Yeti's new SB5c trail bike has the company's new Switch Infinity suspension technology, which the Colorado company developed with Fox. The new bike has 27.5-inch wheels and five inches of rear travel. Complete bikes start at $6,599.
TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo's new R2 road bike has a recommended retail price of $2,500, a new price point for the Canadian brand.
SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Boardman Bikes' AiR/9.8/Di2 is the top model in its aero road bike line.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Formed by a team with a combined 80-plus years in the apparel industry, British Columbia-based cycling clothing brand 7mesh will launch at this year's Eurobike and Interbike shows.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ice Carbon bib shorts are designed in the U.S. and feature a 10-panel construction, flatlock stitching, breathable mesh panels and compression leg bands.
The bibs have a gel-padded antibacterial chamois and are available in either all black or black with red accents.
PITLOCHRY, Scotland (BRAIN) — Under uncharacteristically clear blue skies, Giant unveiled its all new range of Defy road bikes to editors who attended the 2015 on-road media event set in the Scotland Highlands last week.
BREDBURY, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Renthal's new Apex stem range is designed for mountain bike use from cross-country racing to trail riding with bars as wide as 780mm.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano is looking to help bike manufacturers streamline the use of disc brakes on road bikes by introducing a new, more direct mounting standard.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — RockShox is looking for more aftermarket rear shock sales by offering its Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks in configurations to fit selected Specialized and Trek frame models. The shocks are configured with specific mounting hardware and tuning for the bikes.